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The Stray Birds fly into BluSeed Saturday

October 18, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

SARANAC LAKE - "Live at BluStage" presents The Stray Birds in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at BluSeed Studios.

This event is presented by John Starling, founding member of The Seldom Scene "Live at BluStage" concert series.

Raised on music within a few miles of farmland from each other, The Stray Birds were born of a compelling collaboration between two unique writers and vocalists -the voice of Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven's tone and depth of delivery. Grounding their sound in the groove of bassist Charles Muench, The Stray Birds are a trio of chemistry and sensitive musicality.

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The Stray Birds
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With miles of music already behind them, de Vitry and Craven first shared a song in January 2010, in their hometown of Lancaster, Pa. de Vitry had just returned from Europe, where she'd been traveling by bike and train, making her way as a fiddling street performer. Craven had been criss-crossing North America for two years as a harmony vocalist, fiddler, and guitarist for the Grammy-nominated Americana artist Adrienne Young. His repertoire of original songs had been deepening along the way.

A snowy Pennsylvania winter welcomed collaboration between two such wanderers- and inspired the collection of seven songs found on the "Borderland" EP. With their good friend Muench laying down the bass lines, The Stray Birds landed their sound. Their love of travel, however, has hardly waned. An ambitious touring schedule reflects their embrace of the experience of live music. "Music exists in a time and place, not just in a digital format," Muench said.

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Tickets are $14 for general admission or $12 for BluSeed members. Call 518-891-3799 for reservations.



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